Does your skin need a pick me up? Do you feel as though your current skincare routine could be improved?
As time goes by, your favorite products might not be as effective as they once were. As your skin changes, your daily regime should too. For example, you may start to experience dryness, wrinkles and fine lines, sagging skin, or dullness, and these conditions benefit from dedicated formulas.
Are you ready to mix up your skincare routine and get a clearer, smoother complexion? Here are our top tips to get you started:
Say Hello to Anti-Aging Products
If you are conscious of the visible signs of aging, now is the time to rejuvenate your skincare routine with a range of anti-aging products. Generally, you’ll want a four step process that includes a cleanser, toner and both morning and night moisturizers. Look for a regimen that allows you to customize your product choice: for example, Rodan + Fields offers the option of a clay cleanser or foaming cleanser as well as the option to pick a lotion vs a cream moisturizer.
Wash Your Face Then Wash it Again
Your current cleanser may not be washing your skin as well as it should. Dirt, grime, and makeup can be stubborn to remove, and a quick splash might not be enough to cleanse your pores. Failing to remove these skin-clogging culprits can result in acne, blackheads, and whiteheads.
If you find your skin still feels dirty after cleansing, don’t be afraid to cleanse again. Try to find a gentle cleanser that is compatible with your skin type. Foam cleansers tend to be suitable for most people. Don’t forget to wash your face both morning and night, and never sleep with a full face of makeup.
Exfoliate, But Don’t Irritate
When you have a breakout it can be tempting to scrub with a harsh exfoliant. This may help to rid excess oil and dirt, but it can leave your skin feeling red and irritated. When it comes to exfoliating, the word “gentle” should be at the top of your priority list.
Instead, look for a toner that minimizes the pores while gently exfoliating the skin. This step should come after your cleanser, and before your moisturizer for maximum effectiveness. Always apply an exfoliating toner with a clean pad to avoid contamination.
Embrace Sun Protection
You may think the sun gives you a golden, healthy glow, but in fact, a tan is a sign of sun damage. Sun exposure can lead to premature aging, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sunburn, and skin cancer. The steps you take now could make a difference to your skin in the longer term.
Adding sunscreen to your skincare routine is the first step, and once you start, it will quickly become a habit. Combine this with other protection measures such as a hat, sunglasses, and long-sleeved clothing, and you will reduce the risk of sun damage.
Improving Your Skincare Routine
Get set for fresh, clear skin with a few improvements to your existing routine. Wash your face twice a day, and follow up with a toner that has gentle exfoliating properties. Don’t forget to add sun protection to your routine to reduce the risk of sun damage and premature aging.